Max Leonard

6th February 2020

Frank Watson’s guest this week is Max Leonard ( – a writer concentrating on cycling and mountains, history and culture. Max talks about his latest photographic book, The Rough Stuff Fellowship Archive, the story of the oldest off-road cycling club and Bunker Research (the hidden history of Modernism in the French mountains). In 2016 he set up Isola Press (, in part as an outlet for a text-image project with photographer Camille McMillan. Isola Press makes ‘adventures in illustrated books’. The Press works with writers, photographers and archives.